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Top music apps to help enhance your practice

Be it Indian, western, jazz, blues & latin or understanding transcriptions, sheet music and scales, BeatCurry’s got you covered with some of the top music apps you can use to enhance your music practice. Read to find out more about it.

When it comes to music of any genre, being in the spirit, zone and ambience is the key to take your practice to the next level. In today’s time the technology has provided musicians with the right kind of access to information and education and has helped them explore their true selves. Towards knowing more about this, let’s take a look at some of the top music apps that help artists enhance their practice and develop their musicianship.


GuitarTuna, is the most popular tuning app in the world. Unlike its name, it caters to a wide variety of string instruments such as Ukulele, Fiddles, Banjo, Bass, etc. and is a highly user friendly app made for musicians. Apart from it’s instrument tuner, it also had chord libraries with information about the different chord, inversions and finger positions, a metronome, play along songs/scores and some interactive music challenges and games. This app is most suited for any string instrumentalist who frequently uses the guitar tuner, for beginners/intermediate musicians who are exploring the instrument. 

Similar apps: Yousician

Download GuitarTuna on Google Play and the App Store.


iReal Pro

iReal Pro makes music practice easy and meaningful by simulating a real sounding western band/ensemble that accompanies you during your performance. This app is suited for musicians of all levels. It provides chord charts, sheets and backing tracks of all Jazz standards/compositions in all styles/genres and tempo, and also lets you create your own tracks, chords, etc. in the style you like. Musicians can play, edit, compose, download, print, practice, jam, export and share the songs/standards of their choice. 

Download iReal Pro on Google Play and the App Store.


iTabla Pro

One of the most recommended apps for Indian classical musicians and students, the iTabla Pro is an entire classical music setting incorporated in just an app. The platform includes the actual sounds of Tabla, Tanpura, Swar Mandal, Sur Peeti and Manjira, with an audio mixer, aptly suited for both practice and performance. A highly user friendly app, iTabla Pro has all types of Tabla Taals with variations in the rhythm, all the different raagas on the Swarmandal, sound of two 5-string tanpuras, metronome, tempo tap and many other features. 

Similar apps: Tabla Studio, Tanpura Studio and Tanpura Droid.

Download iTabla Pro on the App Store.



One of the most extensively documented and tailor-made music apps in today’s time, the Riyaz app caters to Indian and Western singers and enthusiasts. The platform offers learning and practicing solutions to singers trained in Hindustani music, Carnatic music, Devotional, Light-classical, Bollywood, Bhajans, Western classical, etc. The platform makes use of a systematic method to impart information on vocal training, range, pitch, detailed exercises and elaborations on the different thaats, raagas and its compositions.  

Download Riyaz on Google Play.


Roland Zenbeats

Roland Zenbeats is a one-stop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that helps in easy music creation, helps musicians to compose, arrange, record and produce music using a collection of modern and innovative sounds. Being an app, it helps users to create music on the go, be it on their phones, tablets or laptops. The platform comes with innovative sounds, loops, creative tools, optimized touch, arpeggiators, limiters, oscillators and filters and other such audio effects to help you produce music.  

Similar apps: Bandlab, Korg Kaossilator and Korg Gadget 2.

Download Roland Zenbeats on Google Play.



Whatever instrument you play, you’d find collections of music sheets and scores of pieces and compositions on MuseScore. It offers a huge timeless collection of sheet music and orchestral scores from across the different eras of music, genres, instruments, styles, transcriptions, OST, movie themes or video games, etc. and can search for their favourite songs online and offline. 

Similar app: Maestro and Finale.

Download MuseScore on Google Play and the App Store.


The Metronome by Soundbrenner 

Be it the actual device or an app, the metronomes are among the most crucial devices for any musician to have. The Metronome by Soundbrenner is a fully-loaded music practice app that innovatively helps musicians master their sense of tempo, rhythms and beats. It comes with multiple time signatures, sounds, subdivision, dark/light mode themes, USB/Bluetooth MIDI and Ableton links and also has the facility to pair with a wearable wrist metronome. The app is known for its control and accuracy.

Similar apps: Metronome Beats and Pro Metronome.

Download The Metronome by Soundbrenner on Google Play and the App Store.



As the very name suggests, this app lets you tweak a piece of music you’re trying to learn-be it slowing it down or speeding it up, creating a loop or changing the pitch. AudioStretch is an app preferred for transcription, ear training, transposing audio files, where one can easily import, record and export audio, use markers and looping for better audio experiences.  

Similar app: Music Speed Changer.

Download Audio Stretch on Google Play.

Nail the Pitch

Nail the Pitch is an app that recognizes the notes you’re singing in real-time and simultaneously provides a visual/graphical representation of your pitch. This app helps musicians and singers to record and track the accuracy of their scales, vocal range and pitch while practicing.   

Similar app: Sur Sadhana and Vocal Pitch Monitor.

Download Nail the Pitch on Google Play.


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